Introducing: Visual Broadcast
It’s been a little while since we last posted on the blog, so if you’ve been wondering why we’ve been so quiet then you may be interested to know what we’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks.
For the past fortnight we’ve been working on a brand new blog platform, entitled Visual Broadcast. The site will feature journalism like you’ve never seen it: The biggest stories from around the world told via beautiful visualisations, interactive graphics, stunning photography & high quality video.
So why did we decide to launch this platform? There’s no shortage of online news platforms – from the light-hearted news stories featured on the likes of Mashable to the serious journalism of the BBC and The Guardian. There’s also an abundance of visualisation and infographic sites like Visual.ly and Cool Infographics, usually featuring user-submitted content that is rarely fact-checked or in some cases, not particularly well moderated (albeit great fun to look at).
However, there are no platforms that exist that exclusively combine serious journalism with visual storytelling, and that’s where Visual Broadcast comes in; to bring you the biggest news stories from around the globe each and every day, communicating these stories through a purely visual medium. That’s not to say we won’t be featuring our pick of visualisations from around the web, but we’ll be trying to align them with current news stories wherever possible, ensuring only the most up to date and culturally relevant pieces make it to the site.
We’re currently looking for contributors to the site, whether it’s a one-off news story submission or a regular author, and there’s even a paid sub-editor position available for those who want to get deeply involved in the platform from the ground level. If you’re interested in becoming an author or wish to submit a news story, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be more than happy to discuss options with you.
If you’d just like to submit an infographic, video or interactive piece, we’d be more than happy to have a look at featuring it as long as it either directly visualises a current news story or can be aligned with up-to-date news by our editors. If you’re unsure if your content fits the bill, feel free to drop me an email and I will have a look for you.
You can visit the site at http://visualbroadcast.com/